Places Archives: Mexico

Mexico: Communique from CIPOG-EZ After Two More Members Are Assassinated

Communiqué from the Popular Indigenous Council of Guerrero-Emiliano Zapata (CIPOG-EZ) on the recent murder of its members, Bartolo Hilario Morales and Isaías Xanteco Ahuejote. May 2019, Lower Mountains of the State of Guerrero. To the Zapatista Army of National Liberation To the National Indigenous Congress To the Indigenous Governing Council To the People of Guerrero … Continue reading Mexico: Communique from CIPOG-EZ After Two More Members Are Assassinated

Indigenous Children are Dying at the U.S./Mexico Border

Editors Note: the international refugee crisis is driven by war, imperialism, and destruction of the planet. In other words, it is driven by civilization, or “the culture of empire.” DGR is opposed to empire and we see the refugee crisis as a humanitarian emergency. We believe that the best way to fight this crisis is … Continue reading Indigenous Children are Dying at the U.S./Mexico Border

Pipelines 101: An Introduction To North American Oil & Gas Pipeline Routes and Safety Concerns

Editors note: this piece is nearly 8 years old, and as such some of the statistics are out-of-date. Nonetheless, it’s a valuable primer on North American pipeline infrastructure. Republished with permission. By Ben Jervey / Desmog Blog / July 28, 2011 Over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to be rolling out a whole … Continue reading Pipelines 101: An Introduction To North American Oil & Gas Pipeline Routes and Safety Concerns

Zapotec Water Sowers Are Fighting to Defend Aquifers

     by Diana Manzo / Intercontinental Cry  Este artículo está disponible en español aquí San Antonino Castillo Velasco, Oaxaca, Mexico — Twelve years ago in the verdant Ocotlán Valley of Mexico, a group of men and women of Zapotec origin watched as their crops of vegetables and flowers began to wither away. A long … Continue reading Zapotec Water Sowers Are Fighting to Defend Aquifers

Celebrating Seven Years of Self-Governance in Cherán, Michoacán, Mexico

PURÉPECHA MUNICIPALITY NAMES THIRD COUNCIL OF ELDERS TO THEIR COMMUNAL GOVERNMENT      by El Enemigo Común / Intercontinental Cry On Sunday May 27, 2018, the indigenous Purépecha municipality of Cherán, Michoacán, named its Third Council of Elders (Consejo Mayor, Consejo de Keris) to their communal government. Cherán has been practicing a traditional form of self-government for … Continue reading Celebrating Seven Years of Self-Governance in Cherán, Michoacán, Mexico

Wixarika Detain High-Ranking State Officials in Mexico

     by Agustin del Castillo, Milenio Jalisco / Intercontinental Cry Wixaritari communities of San Sebastián Teponahuaxtlán (Wuaut + a), have detained first and second level government officials from Jalisco State in the town of Mesa del Tirador, in protest of the lack of answers to their demands—in particular, the issue of land restitution in Huajimic, in … Continue reading Wixarika Detain High-Ranking State Officials in Mexico

Wixárika Community Blocks Highways, Closes Schools in Protest of Government Inaction

     by Agustin del Castillo / Intercontinental Cry  Este artículo está disponible en español aquí MESA DEL TIRADOR, Wixárika territories, Mexico — At midnight on May 10, 2018, members of the Wixárika (Huichol) community of Wuaut+a (San Sebastián Teponahuaxtlán), in the Western Sierra Madre of Mexico, took the dramatic step of blocking all entrances to their … Continue reading Wixárika Community Blocks Highways, Closes Schools in Protest of Government Inaction

Environmental Defender Guadalupe Campanur Tapia Murdered in Mexico

     by Cultural Survival Cultural Survival condemns the murder of the Purépecha environmental activist Guadalupe Campanur Tapia, whose body was found on January 16, 2018 in the municipality of Checrán, Michocán, Mexico. She was strangled to death by two unidentified killers. Investigators have not indicated that Campanur’s death was due to her activism, but … Continue reading Environmental Defender Guadalupe Campanur Tapia Murdered in Mexico

A Pipeline Runs Through It

Featured image: The Aguaprieta pipeline crosses the Yaqui River (Río Yaqui), the water source for the Yaqui, an indigenous tribe residing in the Yaqui Valley in Sonora, Mexico. Photo: Tomas Castelazo (CC).  As far as one Yaqui community is concerned, the pipeline will never be completed.     by Gabriella Rutherford / Intercontinental Cry In 2013, Enrique … Continue reading A Pipeline Runs Through It

Zapatista Women Convoke International Women’s Gathering

Featured image:  Zapatista women convoke International Women’s Gathering.     by Chiapas Support Committee CONVOCATION of the FIRST INTERNATIONAL GATHERING of POLITICS, ART, SPORTS, and CULTURE for WOMEN in STRUGGLE Communiqué of the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee, General Command of the Zapatista National Liberation Army To the women of Mexico and the World: To the … Continue reading Zapatista Women Convoke International Women’s Gathering